Monday, January 28, 2013

A New Genealogical Society is Born

The Western Genealogical and Historical Association of Newfoundland and Labrador held its first meeting this Saturday at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University in Corner Brook.

They elected their executive, launched their website (which is very good, and I believe will get better once they put more material on, such as the history of St. Barbe, Ship Registers etc), and it looks like they are off to a fantastic start.

For the news report on the society, go to the website of The Western Star at

And to go to their brand new website, it is at

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New/Updated Websites, Blogs, and Newspaper Articles - 28 January 2013

I have come across the following websites, blogs, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too –

Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group Dedicated to the Study of the Canadian Expeditionary Force of The Great War of 1914 – 1919. If you are looking for an ancestor who fought in the First Would War, this may be the place you have been searching for to place your query.

Grimsby’s pioneer history attracts a wide audience Grimsby’s Annals of the Forty, a 10-volume book set written in the 1950s by Ruby Janet Powell, a local descendant of the Pettit family, is being updated by the Grimsby Historical Society.

Five free things to do in Salt Lake City: Take a break from the ski hills and discover museums, Mormon temple  A fun piece to read before you go to Salt Lake City.

Tasha Kheiriddin: The problems with the Daniels decision The National Post newspaper reports that even though the judgment may be appealed to the Supreme Court, it is likely to have an immediate effects on genealogy websites, as Canadians track down potential native ancestors.

York group helps you learn about your past The York Region newspaper repots that Ken Ackles has just been elected as president of the York Region Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

To go to the York Region Branch of the OGS, go to

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